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Subject LibGuides

Please note: This Subject LibGuide has been replaced by the new databases: A-Z / by subject pages, the new Library Search, and the search for things: A-Z page. Please update your bookmarks and hyperlinks as all Subject LibGuides will be removed in September 2020.

Medicine (HYMS): Inclusive Learning

Welcome. These pages bring together key resources for HYMS. Use the tabs below to find books, ebooks, articles, journal titles and other resources.

Highlight difficulties and Getting Help

Contact your academic tutor (Hull and York)

The first step is to approach your module tutor. You can do this by sending them a message using your university email system (Canvas at Hull, Gmail at York).  This guide provides instruction on using the Hull Canvas email system.


Talk to your college tutor (York)

Each college at the University of York has a dedicated full time Graduate Tutor.  These totors are recently-graduated students who provide confidential pastoral care, so that if you are experiencing any difficulties you can talk to a friendly face in confidence. Contact details for your graduate tutor can be found on your college webpage.

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Crisis Support


Shout and Samaritans volunteers are trained to provided crisis support. Available 24/7. 

          Samaritans website

Text service 85258.      Shout website



Mental Health support within the Universities


Students at both the Hull and York sites can access free online mental health support 24/7 with Big White Wall

This is an active community of members and trained professionals providing support and advice, in addition to interactive wellbeing resources and such as creative tools and self guided courses.


The University of York has a dedicated Health and Wellbeing site.  York's Open Door Team is a team of Mental Health Practitioners at the University providing support to registered students experiencing psychological or mental health difficulties. 


          3735 from any UoY phone (or 01904 323735)

York Nightline is a confidential listening service run by students, for students. Running from 8pm to 8am every term-time night, this is a place where students can just talk about whatever is on their mind. The service also offers free sexual health supplies and information on a number of topics. Full contact details can be found here.


The University of Hull also has a Health and Wellbeing homepage.  Here you can find full details of services available at the Hull campus, including details on booking appointments with dedicated Mental Health practitioners. 


External support

York has an extensive range of wellbeing and counselling organizations across the city, providing support and guidance for specific wellbeing issues such as addiction, housing, self-harm, and LGBT support, as well as general wellbeing services. 

The current Healthwatch York downloadable guide provides details and contact information for Mental Health and Wellbeing services across York and the surrounding areas. 




Support Services

Disability/Student Services (Hull and York)

Whatever your need, the disability and support services can help: from providing guidance on resources, to putting in place a learning support plan.

Support for specific learning needs such as dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD is provided by the Learning Support Teams at Hull and York.

   Hull Disability Service      Hull Student Services


      York Disability Services    York Student Services



The Student Hub

Additionally, you can raise the issue with your student hub team.

At Hull

At York

Support in the Libraries

In addition to each library's helpful Customer Service and Information Assistants, each of the HYMS libraries has a wide selection of facilities and resources to assist in every student getting the most from their study spaces, including:

  • Height-adjustable tables
  • Loanable laptops (with an option to select laptops from the lower lockers only at Hull)
  • Accessible lockers, printers and private study rooms
  • Lift access to all floors
  • Assistive technology software for digitization and alternative formatting (MindView at Hull, SensusAccess at York)
  • Headphones and Portable DVD players
  • Information Points and specialized terminals allowing you to zoom in and enlarge text
  • reservation service to request available items (Hull)

Specific enquiries can be addressed via the York and Hull library accessibility sites, and by contacting the library helpdesks.

Hearing Loops in the Library

A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a sound system for use by people with hearing aids, providing a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid.

The Welcome Helpdesks at both Hull and York university libraries have a hearing loop

In addition, Skills and Teaching Rooms at the Hull university library fitted with hearing loops, have signs placed on the doors to highlight this.